Charity vs. Justice

Steve Bush has a good blog on the difference between charity vs. justice. It has good quotes by Martin Luther King Jr.

Steve Bush has a thought-provoking blog on the difference between charity vs. justice. It has good quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. and Bono.

I think he may be a little harsh on the idea of charity or benevolence. There definitely is a place for benevolence ministries such as feeding the poor. But I agree that we cannot stop at charity. As citizens of the New Creation, who follow a Lord who has conquered the principalities and powers, we must press on toward transformation. That is the role of image-bearers. The questions are difficult and I presume that the answers will most likely be cruciform, requiring us to shoulder the cross on behalf of others. That’s where pain and love meet and we’ve got to find ways to stand in that terrible, yet beautiful place.

I just don’t know how to do that yet…

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